When it comes to our teeth, we always want to make sure that they get the best treatment possible. A bright smile can always brighten up someone’s day and can even let others see how kind or thoughtful you are. Teeth are needed for everyday things like eating or talking, yes talking. If you don’t have any teeth, try to talk, and you’ll know what I mean.
Which is why to take good care of them, we go to the dentist. Dentists are trained experts when it comes to teeth, and we can always be sure that our teeth are in his good hands. But what if they aren’t? What if that the dentist lacked any training or responsibility and got you into a terrible situation where you lost pretty much all of your teeth? Can you sue him? Can you even sue a dentist?
Well the answer to that is pretty clear, and yes you can actually sue your dentist and depending on what he did or the damages he caused, you can get a pretty big fine from him. But that’s only if you can actually win the lawsuit and prove that your the dentist was in the wrong, be sure to read about suing a dentist for negligence before doing anything drastic.
Now before you can sue your dentist, you first need to know when you can actually sue someone. Now to sue someone like your dentist you only need to answer one question to determine if you can go with it or not. Did the dentist fail in doing his duties? Or maybe did you sustain any kind of damage both physical and mental due to his incompetence? If the answer is yes, then you’re one step closer to suing your dentist.
Now you need to know just what really are the duties or responsibilities of a dentist. The duty of a dentist is pretty much like a doctor, they must make sure that their patients are safe from harm and must give advice on their specified area of expertise which in this case happens to be the teeth and mouth.
If you can prove that the dentist did not perform his duties and you got yourself a lawsuit. Now when actually suing your dentist there are some things you need to know. If the injury was by accident and that if the dentist didn’t really have any big part of it as the chair suddenly falling down causing injury, then the lawsuit won’t stand. Not only that, but the skill of a dentist determined by the other dentists around him. Meaning that if the other dentist in the area isn’t really that good, to begin with, then it means that the dentist wasn’t at fault. I know it sucks, but that’s the law.
Now you also need to remember that you need to able to provide proof, an injury is something you can easily carry around. Now to prove that the injury is something to be concerned of what will usually happen is that someone who is an expert in the field will have a look and voice their opinion on the matter.
But the physical injury isn’t the only thing you can sue a dentist for, yes them pulling out a tooth that wasn’t the targeted one or having their hand slip while holding something sharp and hurting you are strong cases on which you can sue him; you can also sue him for mental damage. For example, having your reputation ruined because the dentist ruined your perfect smile or getting traumatized because the dentist did something really horrible to you, these are perfect examples of mental damage. Just know that feeling pain when having your tooth pulled out can’t be used to sue your dentist.
Now once you know all this you can make sure that when you do decide to sue your dentist, then you can make sure you have a solid case. If the dentist caused the accident by ignoring his duties and responsibilities, caused mental damage through traumatizing you, or causing some sort of severe damage to your teeth or gums, then don’t worry because this means you can sue your dentist.